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1.3 Art, History & Culture- Hoi An

Fujian Assembly Hall 

You will see a colorful courtyard with fountains and a beautiful temple with Chinese architecture. This famous hall was built around 1690. It was used for the Chinese ethnic group to socialize and worship. Later on, it changed into a temple to dedicate to the goddess of sea (Thien Hau). 

  • Address: 46 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An 
  • Opening hours: 08:00 to 17:00 
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Quan Cong Temple 

A temple with typical ancient architecture. It was built in 1653 for merchants to respect their ancestors. The temple resembles the Chinese character Quoc and symbolizes bravery, virtue and loyalty. It has beautiful artwork, statues and an impressive entrance.

  • Address: 24 Tran Phu, Hoi An 
  • Opening hours: 08:00 to 17:00 
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Japanese Covered Bridge 

This bridge is the most visited place in Hoi An, also known as the Cau Chua. It was built in the 17th century and has a interesting Japanese architecture. The function of the bridge was to connect Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. with Tran Phu St. to connect with the Chinese quarter. 

  • Address: At the west end of Tran Phu, Hoi An 
  • Opening hours: always open
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Old House of Tan Ky 

This house has an interesting Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture with many details. The house was built for a Vietnamese merchant family and has been passed through the same Vietnamese family for seven generations. The house is now more than 200 years old. The house is still furnished so that you can see how the merchants lived.

  • Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Old Quarter, Hoi An 
  • Opening hours: 08:00 to 17:00 
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Cantonese Assembly Hall 

You find this popular hall right next to the Cau temple. This hall was built in the 19th century by Cantonese settles and dedicated to Thien Hau Holy Mother. After that, it was used by fishermen and traders to exchange goods. It has Chinese characters with dragons, lemon flowers and lions. 

  • Address: 176 Tran Phu, Hoi An 
  • Opening hours: 07:00 to 21:00 
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